Gymnanthemum coloratum (Willd.) H. Rob. & B. Kahn, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 99:501. 1986 (Syn: (≡) Eupatorium coloratum Willd. (basionym); (≡) Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake);
Asteraceae Week (Part II – Discoid heads) :: Vernonia colorata, (Willd.) Drake <=> Lowveld Tree – Bangalore – RA : Attachments (9). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Shrub or small tree.
The leaves are ovate-elliptic, normally twice as long as wide, with distinctly undulate margins. The upper surface is harshly hairy, the undersurface covered in dense woolly hairs, obscuring the net-veining.
The flowerheads are star-shaped, forming large terminal clusters, mauve when young but soon turning white, appearing in winter. The body of the achene is covered in papillae but lacks hairs (apart from the pappus).
(Reference: Flora of Zimbabwe)
Interesting upload … thanks for giving opportunity to know about one more tree member from the family..